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Walmart's annual product pitchfest aims to source U.S.-made goods


Capacity at RPM's distribution center in Savage has maxed out since it started supplying Drymate Mats to Walmart.

The first time the father-son team of Nick and Nicholas Sovell went to Bentonville, Ark., they were part of a select group of entrepreneurs and small-business owners hoping to land deals with Walmart.

The men, whose Savage-based company manufactures a special absorbent and waterproof mat, had been invited to participate in the retail behemoth's first pitchfest for American-made products, known as Open Call, in 2014.


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